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Montgomery felon gets time for gun possession

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery area felon will have the next 37 months to contemplate what carrying a concealed weapon can bring you.

Tawaine McCullough, 26, was sentenced in a federal district court Monday for possessing the firearm according to U.S. Attorney Leura Canary.

McCullough pled guilty to having the gun, a .45 caliber pistol in February, 2008 after the Montgomery Police Department's Crime Reduction Team tried to pull over the man's vehicle.

After a short vehicle chase authorities say McCullough crashed the automobile, tossed the weapon and ran on foot. He was arrested a short time later.

McCullough became a felon after a conviction on robbery charges. That would make him ineligible under federal law from having a firearm.

"Our community is safer when convicted felons with violent histories know they cannot possess firearms...they will go to federal prison where there is no parole," said Canary.

After the sentence McCullough will face three years of supervised release.

 

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